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    4.4 - Nintendo updated its official Animal Crossing website, thus I must make
    an update as well.  Keep these e-mails coming people.  That's the only way I
    can effectively improve this guide!  I made small updates to the NES and
    Secrets sections.  Hopefully a larger update will come in the next few days.
    4.3 - Added NES game descriptons and updated Universal Codes.  I'm thinking
    that this guide is almost complete.  It's silly, really.  This FAQ is larger
    than both of the "real" FAQS on this site, yet I'm only skimming the surface of
    this game.  I really don't want this guide to reach over 110k, so I think I'll
    cut down on some useless and repetitive information and add new information
    that could prove to be more useful.  Nonetheless, new games are coming out in
    November that I will be writing guides for, and this one will be complete
    before those are started.  REMEMBER TO E-MAIL ALL QUESTIONS/COMMENTS TO
    4.2 - Added an FAQ question to NES FAQ.  Updated Universal Codes again.  Sooner
    than later I am hoping to rearrange the Universal Codes section so there are
    three or four codes going horizontally.  This will mean for less vertical
    scrolling from you.  Finally, I made a few changes to the Beginner's FAQ thanks
    to some e-mail questions I have received.  KEEP THE E-MAIL COMING EVERYBODY!
    4.1 - Updated visitors section.  All I need now are the prices for the Spooky,
    Jingle, Snowman, and Harvest furniture sets and the Visitor's section will be
    complete!  I also took into account that most of you probably don't like
    scrolling through these updates, so I moved most of them to the very end of the
    guide into section XXII, "Previous Updates".  Finally, a small error was fixed
    in the NES Game Comparrison Chart.  Keep all of your error reports coming
    everyone, so far they're extremely helpful!
    4.0 - HUGE UPDATE!  Updated FAQ.  Added NES, Fossils, Paintings, and Gyroids
    Sections.  I believe no more sections will be added for a while now, but
    massive updates are still being done every day.  Expect updated guides to be
    popping up once every couple days with minor updates.
         I. Introduction
        II. On the Train
       III. Welcome to Your Town
            A. The Police Station
            B. The Wishing Well
            C. The Able Sisters
            D. The Post Office
            E. The Junk Yard
            F. Tom Nook's Shop
            G. The Museum
            H. The Dock
            I. Your Neighbors
            J. Song Board
        IV. Working at Nook's
         V. Paying off Your Debt
        VI. The Mail
       VII. Animal Island
      VIII. K.K. Slider
        IX. Visitors
         X. HRA Academy
        XI. Fishing
       XII. Bug Catching
      XIII. eReader
       XIV. NES Games
        XV. Fossils
       XVI. Painting
      XVII. Gyroids
     XVIII. Beginner's FAQ
             A. General Questions
             B. Basic Gameplay Issues
             C. Advanced Gameplay Issues
             D. NES Game Questions
             E. Accessory Questions
             F. Resources
       XIV. Secrets/Tips and Tricks
        XX. Contacting Me
       XXI. Credits
      XXII. Previous Updates
    I. Introduction
    Welcome to Animal Crossing, where anything is possible.  Imagine a world where
    you are free to do as you wish with virtually no restrictions.  Imagine a world
    with no foreseeable goal other than to continue living a peaceful, humble life.
     This world is Animal Crossing, where you control your own destiny.  A game
    such as this one can seem overwhelming at its start, and to many gamers new to
    Nintendo's constant innovation a guide like this is your only resource to
    understanding what is to come, what to do, and how to do it.  In the next seven
    sections each part of the first hour of this game is covered in great detail,
    each section covering its own unique aspect of this massive game.  It is
    impossible to provide a solid walkthrough for this game seeing how everything
    from the layout of your town, to the items that you can buy, to the neighbors
    that you have are completely random, but this guide tries its dangest to make
    you comfortable with your new virtual home.
    II. On the Train
    Animal Crossing starts out on a train to your future town.  Here you will meet
    Rover the Cat, who asks you questions about yourself and where you're going. 
    This is probably one of the most important parts of the game because the way
    you answer his questions have an effect on what you look like, what gender you
    are, your town's name, and your name.  His questions are listed below:
    I. "Excuse me, can you tell me if I have the right time?"
    He then tells you the time.  If it is correct, tell him so.  Otherwise you can
    change the time.
    II. "Do you mind if I sit here?"
    This only has an effect on what your face looks like.  He will sit down
    regardless of what you say.
    III. "What's your name?"
    Enter your name exactly how you want it spelled.  I recommend not using special
    characters because that
    makes trading over the Internet more difficult.
    IV & V.  You are now asked how you like your name.
    If you say it's cool, he guesses you are a boy.  If you say it's cute, he
    guesses you are a girl.  If he
    guesses incorrectly, you have the option of correcting him.
    VI. "Where are you going?"
    Enter the name of your town exactly how you want it spelled.  I recommend not
    using special characters because that makes trading over the Internet more
    VII. "Why are you going there?"
    This only has an effect on what your face looks like.
    IX. "Do you have somewhere to live there?"
    This only has an effect on what your face looks like.
    Rover now goes to call his friend, Tom Nook, who will hook you up with a very
    unstylish pad.  Rover comes back, and says a few more things.  Just about this
    time the train arrives at your town.
    III. Welcome to Your Town
    When you get off the train you are welcomed by your new best friend, Tom Nook. 
    Tom will show you four houses, each one of them identical with the exception of
    the floor and wallpaper.  I like the top left house personally, but take any
    house you'd like.  They all cost the same.  Once you choose your house,
    give Tom the 1,000 bells in your pocket.  Unfortunately, that isn't enough to
    pay off your 20,000 bell debt, so you're going to find out what it is like to
    be an indentured servant in Colonial America, except you'll eventually get your
    freedom :)
    Nook, at this point, will also explain how your gyroid works.  If you are
    sharing your town with another player or players, you can put items for sale
    inside your gyroid for other players to buy.  You in return to will receive the
    money that they pay for the items.  You're basically running your own shop.
    There are a number of locations in your town that you should check out sometime
    soon (probably after you finish section V).  These places are outlined below:
    A. The Police Station
    This is where you will find Copper and Booker, the two Police Dogs.  Copper
    will tell you when specific events will happen in your town, so talk to him
    every day!  Booker will let you browse through the town's lost and found.  You
    can claim every item in the Police Station.
        I. Any Going-Ons - Copper tells you when the next town event is
       II. Anything Lost - Copper says how many lost items there are
      III. What is this? - You receive a brief description of the Police Station
       IV. I need a map (only if you do not live in the village)
        V. Cancel Event - Takes you back to the game
      I. Is this yours?
       A. Yes - You receive the item
       B. No - You don't receive the item
    B. The Wishing Well
    The Wishing Well is where you will find the mayor on most holidays.  Talk to
    him and he will give you a valuable item.  You can also talk to the well and
    ask it where you should plant/ chop down more trees in order to make your town
    look the best it can.  You can also apologize for items that you cannot deliver
    to an animal because he or she moved away.
       I. How are things - Tells you in what acre to plant/cut down more trees, or
          the current condition of the town
      II. Apologize - If you are unable to deliver an item, you can throw it in the
          Wishing Well
     III. What is this? - You receive a brief description of the Wishing Well
    C. The Able Sisters
    These sisters will let you design your own textures.  There are many texture
    looming across the Internet, you just need to look for them.  If you have a GBA
    and link cable, you can download the texture maker onto your GBA and take it
    with you to your computer to copy textures.  You can also post your designs on
    the clothes and umbrellas they have there.  If you do this then you may see one
    of your animal's wearing one of your textures one day!  You can also scan an
    eCard here and get a texture from your card.
    D. The Post Office
    There are many things to do here.  First you can connect to the eTM with your
    e-Card Reader and GBA Link Cable.  You can then scan Animal Crossing eCards and
    get new items.  The Post Office is also where you mail letters and pay off your
    debt to Tom Nook.  Once you have your final debt paid off, you can open a bank
    account here and store your excess money.
        I. Mail Letter - Mail a letter you have written
       II. (Make a) Deposit - Pay off debt or change saving account balance
      III. Save Letter - Store a letter that you want to keep for future reference
       IV. Cancel Event - Takes you back to the game
    E. The Junk Yard
    Every morning you will find two items here.  If you do not want them, sell them
    to Nook.  You may also dump your trash that you find from fishing here. 
    Garbage Pickup is on Monday and Thursday of every week.
    F. Tom Nook's Shop
    You will find yourself coming here every day.  Tom is the only way you can play
    this game.  At his shop you can add on to your house once you have paid off
    your debt, buy new stationary, tools, furniture, clothes, umbrellas, and many
    other items, see the current turnip prices, trade items with other players,
    sell your excess items, and view your catalog of all of the items that you have
    collect (and order items from the catalog).  Tom Nook's Store has four stages:
    Nook's Cranny - Initial Store
    Nook 'N Go - First Upgrade
    Nookway - Second Upgrade
    Nookingtons - Last Upgrade
    In order to get Nookington's, someone from another town must visit your town
    and buy something from the Nookway.  You must also spend at least 150,000 bells
    at his store.
       I. Sell - Sell an item.  Press X to select multiple items in order to save
      II. Catalog - See all of the items that you have collected so far.  You may
          order some items
     III. Other Things
          A. Turnip Prices - See how much Tom is buying turnips for
          B. Say Code - Send an item to another Animal Crossing player
          C. Hear Code - Receive an item from another Animal Crossing player
          D. Cancel Event - Go back to game
      IV. Cancel Event - Go back to game
    G. The Museum
    Here you can donate fish, insects, paintings, and fossils you find.  It's nice
    to keep a collection of all of these things.  I am not sure what, if anything,
    happens once your museum collection is complete.
       I. Donate an item - Give a fish, fossil, painting, or bug to Blathers
      II. What's This? - You receive a brief description on the Museum
    H. The Dock
    Hook your GBA into your GameCube and you can visit Animal Island.  See section
    VIII for more details about this.
    I. Your Neighbors
    You may have up to 15 neighbors in your town, so it'll eventually become pretty
    crowded.  Make sure you talk to them, help them out, and write them letters on
    a regular basis, or they will move out!
    J. Song Board
    This is located outside the Post Office.  This lets you make your town theme,
    which plays in different pitches whenever you talk to another character.  You
    can also hook up your eCard Reader here and scan town songs.
    IV. Working at Nook's
    Make your way to Tom Nook's shop.  If you need help finding it, go back to the
    Train Station and look at the map.  Once you're at his shop he gives you work
    clothes.  Press start and grab your clothes.  Now drag them up to your
    character and press A.  You are now wearing your work clothes.  Now talk to
    Nook again and he'll start giving you jobs to do in order to pay off your debt.
    Job I
    You receive some flowers and tress to plant outside the shop.  Go outside and
    stand in a square where there are not other flowers or trees.  Now go to your
    item screen, highlight the item you want to plant, press A, and select "bury". 
    Do this with all of the plants you have, and be creative!
    Job II
    You have a lot of new neighbors, so go talk to them; get to know them!  Once
    you have talked to all of your neighbors AND the mayor at the wishing well, go
    back to Nook.
    Job III
    Now you get to deliver an item to an animals in the town.  Once Tom gives you
    the item, go back to the Train Station and look at the map.  Find out where
    that animal lives and go deliver the item to him or her.  That's it!
    Job IV
    Next you need to write a letter to an animal in the town.  To do this, select
    the stationary that Nook gave you, and select "write letter".  Now choose the
    animal's name who you were told to write a letter to. Follow this format when
    writing your letter:
    "Hello (animal's name).  My name is (your name).  Please visit Tom Nook's shop
    Now go to the post office and mail it.
    Job V
    Now you will have to deliver an axe to the animal you sent a letter to in Job
    III.  This animals will show you and thank you for the letter.
    Job VI
    Your final job is to go to the town message board and post a message
    advertising Tom's shop.  The message board is located by your house.  Read the
    current messages on there, then press A to make a new one. Follow this format
    when writing your message:
    "Please come to Tom Nook's shop!  You will find great deals there!"
    Once you have completed your sixth job, Nook will be all out of jobs for you. 
    Hopefully by now you have paid off at least 500 bells of you debt, but now you
    must pay off the remaining, which isn't fun without the proper tools.
    V. Paying off Your Debt
    Once you have completed your six jobs, it is up to you to pay off the remaining
    money for your house. This is probably the trickiest debt to pay off because
    you have very little resources for money.  Here are a few ways to get money,
    -Shake Trees.  100 bell bags will fall out.  These add up!
    -Take your fruit to Animal Island (see Section VIII).
    -Do chores for the animals in your town.  This is also a great way to earn new
    -Catch bugs.  This is the best way to make money aside from Animal Island when
    paying off your first debt.
    -Dig up fossils and sell them.  Fossils usually go for at least 1,000 bells,
    and some for much more!
    -If you somehow get a fishing pole before paying off your first debt, FISH!  A
    few Barred Knifejaws and
     Snappers, and you'll have that debt paid off in no time.
    -Dig up money in glowing spots, and bury the bag of money again.  A Money Tree
    will grow with 3,00 bells
    on it.
    -Send letters to your animals and attach unwanted items.  They will reply
    usually, and send you better
    Sea Shells:
     Conch - 350
     Coral - 250
     Porceletta    - 30
     Lionís Paw    - 40
     Sand Dollar   - 60
     Venus Comb    - 150
     Wentletrap    - 20
     White Scallop - 450
    Sea Fish:
     Sea Bass        - 120
     Red Snapper     - 3,000
     Barred Knifejaw - 5,000
     Colecanth       - 15,000
     (See FISH section for more information about fish)
     Domestic Fruit - 100
     Foreign Fruit  - 500
     When paying off your initial debt, the above listed will be your main source
    of income.  Please note that the Colecanth can only be found while it's
    VI. The Mail
    Writing letters is a very important concept in Animal Crossing.  These animals
    like short letters that get
    straight to the point.  Here are a few tips:
    -Always use the recipients name in the letter.
    -Always use your name in the letter.
    -Use good words like "love", "great", "happy", and "excited".
    -Use your town's name if possible.
    -Don't use swear words.
    -Don't use short hand (i.e. substituting "u" for "you", or "4" for "for").
    -Keep it short.
    -Always use proper grammar and complete sentences.
    -If in doubt, type your letter in Microsoft Word and spell check it before
    writing an animal.
    Here is an ideal letter.  Attach a present to it and you are guaranteed a
    response and maybe a present:
    "Hello (animal's name).  This is (your name).  Don't you love (your town's
    name).  You are my best friend! Here is a great present for you.  It is a
    (present's name)."
    Of course, if you wish, you could try to make your animals mad by writing them
    bad letters and calling them names.  But that isn't too smart, now is it?
    A     - Enter Letter
    B     - Backspace
    Y     - Switch Keyboard
    L     - Space
    R     - Change Caps (Letter Keyboard only)
    Z     - Switches between QWERTY and Alphabetical Keyboards
    D-Pad - Edit
    When to Write
    On occasions, when you ask an animal for a favor or to chat, he or she will ask
    you about writing letters.  If this is ever brought up that's a subtle hint to
    send this animal a letter ASAP!  Attach a present, and you'll likely get
    something very cool in return!
    On your birthday animals will send you presents.  It's always nice of you to
    write each animal back and thank him or her.  Also one animal will wait at your
    door when you first play the game on your birthday.  This animal will give you
    an NES game.  Remember to write this animal as well.
    It is also good to write letters randomly to animals every now and then. 
    Simply tell them hi, and ask them how they're doing.  Attach a piece of paper
    or domestic fruit to sweeten the deal.
    VII. Animal Island
    If you go to the dock with your GBA turned on and connected to your GCN, a boat
    should be there.  Go talk to the guy inside it, and you will be able to access
    Animal Island.  Once here you will meet your islander.  He/She will often ask
    you for items.  Give those items to your islander, and he/ she will be more
    willing to give you better items in return.  Here are some things you can do on
    Animal Island:
    Fruit Trick
    Take as much fruit as you can to Animal Island.  Attach some of it to letters
    if you have to.  Now drop all of it and return to the main land.  Now make your
    islander eat all of the fruit, and he/ she will leave you money in return. 
    Make sure you grab this money and put it somewhere where your islander will
    not pick it up again.  When you return to Animal Island, you will find money
    bags containing either 100 bells, 1,0000 bells, 10,000 bells, or even 30,000
    bells!  You can easily make over 10,000 bells doing this.
    Furniture Trick
    Go to Animal Island with the following:
    -Old Furniture that you don't want
    -At least 3 pieces of fruit
    -A Golden Shovel
    Now bury all of the furniture and drop your fruit and shovel.  On your GBA,
    make your islander eat the fruit and then pick up the gold shovel.  He/She will
    now dig up your old items and replace them with better items (even some NES
    games such as Wario's Woods and Baseball)!  This is a great way to get new
    Fishing Trick
    Go to Animal Island with the following:
    -Golden Fishing Pole
    -At least three pieces of fruit
    Drop the fruit and gold fishing pole.  On your GBA make you islander eat the
    fruit then pick up the fishing pole.  He/She will now fish, and get some rare
    items and maybe even new NES games for you.
    Animal Island is summer year-round, so feel free to plant as many fruit trees
    as you want here during the winter so you have a steady supply of them.  There
    is only one type of fruit that each Islander doesn't like.  You can only find
    out what fruit this is by testing.
    During the winter your town's trees will not grow fruit.  It is a good idea to
    therefore introduce fruit to the island before winter sets in.  That way you
    have a steady supply of fruit during the winter.  If you would like, you could
    also introduce cocnuts (the fruit domestic to the island) to your village.  The
    only practical purpose that would serve, though, is to generate money, which
    isn't a bad idea at all.
    VIII. K.K. Slider
    Also known as Totakeke (his Japanese name), K.K. Slider is the dog that will
    appear at the Train Station every Saturday night starting at 8:00 P.M.  K.K.
    Slider will play songs for you, and then will give the song to you.  You can
    then put it inside your stereo and listen to the song whenever you wish.  Here
    is a
    list of his 55 songs.
    01) K.K.Chorale
    02) K.K.March
    03) K.K.Waltz
    04) K.K.Swing
    05) K.K.Jazz
    06) K.K.Fusion
    07) K.K.Etude
    08) K.K.Lulaby
    09) K.K.Aria
    10) K.K.Samba
    11) K.K.Bossa
    12) K.K.Calypso
    13) K.K.Salso
    14) K.K.Mambo
    15) K.K.Reggae
    16) K.K.Ska
    17) K.K.Tango
    18) K.K.Faire
    19) Aloha K.K.
    20) Lucky K.K.
    21) K.K.Condor
    22) K.K.Steppe
    23) Imperial K.K.
    24) K.K.Casbah
    25) K.K.Safari
    26) K.K.Folk
    27) K.K.Rock
    28) Rockin' K.K.
    29) K.K.Ragtime
    30) K.K.Gumbo
    31) The K Funk
    32) K.K.Blues
    33) Soulful K.K.
    34) K.K.Soul
    35) K.K.Crusin'
    36) K.K.Love Song
    37) K.K.Drum & Bass
    38) K.K.Technopop
    39) DJ K.K.
    40) Only Me
    41) K.K.Country
    42) K.K.Surfin'
    43) K.K.Ballard
    44) Comrade K.K.
    45) K.K.Lament
    46) Go K.K. Rider!
    47) K.K.Dirge
    48) K.K.Western
    49) Mr. K.K.
    50) Cafť K.K. (note the accent on the "e")
    51) K.K.Parade
    52) Senor K.K.
    53) K.K.Song
    54) I Love You
    55) Two Days Ago
    *Note that I Love You, K.K. Song, and Two Days Ago must be requested.  K.K.
    Slider will not play these songs unless you request them.
    There is a way to hear as many K.K. Songs as you'd like in one night, but not
    actually receive the song.  What you do is talk to K.K. Slider with every one
    of your 15 inventory slots occupied.  He will play a song for you, but he will
    not give it to you.  Then go talk to him again and he'll play a completely
    different song.  This is a good strategy to use when you don't know what song
    you want.  Talk to him until you hear a song you like, then request it after
    you drop one of your inventory items.
    IX. Visitors
    Every three or four days, an event will occur at your town.  In order to find
    out what event is happening at you town, go to Copper and ask him about
    going-ons.  On the day that these vitiors arrive, talk to Copper again to find
    out where they are.  Sometimes you will have two events within one day.  For
    example, Crazy Redd may be in town the same day as Joan is, or Saharah may
    visit on your birthday.  A brief description of each known event is below...
    Crazy Redd
    Redd will sell you some extremely rare items that you will not be able to find
    anywhere else.  The only downside is that these items are always way
    overpriced.  Make sure you bring at least 100,000 bells with you, and buy
    everything he has.  You may never see any of those items again.
    Redd's Items     Nook's Price
    Akiko figurine             3200
    Amazing Painting           7840
    Backyard pool              3960
    ballon fight              12000
    basic painting             7840
    bass                       9600
    Black bishop              11200
    black knight              11200
    black rook                11200
    blue bed                   8400
    cabana bed                 8800
    cabana chair               6400
    cabin chair                6800
    cabin dresser              8640
    classic vanity            10240
    classic wardrobe          10240
    clu clu land              12000
    common painting            7840
    computer                   7280
    dainty painting            7840
    deer scare                 7200
    dice stereo                8600
    ebony piano               15200
    exotic bed                10160
    exotic table               9200
    famous painting            7840
    flowery painting           7840
    frog woman pole            5600
    golf                      12000
    green dresser              9280
    green wardrobe             9200
    High-end stereo           11000
    hinaningyo                10240
    Judges bell                7160
    kiddie bed                 8400
    kiddie clock               5920
    lawn mower                11040
    letter chubby              9200
    lovely Armoire            88960
    lovely end table           7200
    lovely stereo              7920
    luigi trophy              28000
    modern end table           7600
    modern wardrobe           10240
    moving painting            7840
    nes console               12000
    pinball                   12000
    quaint painting            7840
    ranch chair                5600
    ranch dresser             10880
    red corner                27200
    regal bed                 12480
    robo-clock                 5600
    saddle fence               8720
    scary painting             7840
    steam roller              18000
    super toilet               7920
    tanabata palm              7700
    tinpano drum               8400
    turntable                 10320
    well                      10800
    white bishop              11200
    white knight              11200
    white rook                11200
    wide-screen t.v.           8800
    This is the weird Egyptian lady who sells carpets.  She has a nice system to
    rip you off too.  Make sure you bring at least 60,000 bells and five or six
    common carpets with you.  She will start to randomly name off rare carpets that
    you can buy.  If you do not want that carpet, then decline and talk to her
    until she names a carpet you want.  Her first carpet will cost you 3,000 bells
    and one common carpet.  Her second carpet will cost you 6,000 bells and one
    common carpet.  Her third carpet will cost you 12,000 bells and one common
    carpet.  She will keep on doubling her price until you get to 48,000 bells, but
    you only have to give her one carpet each time.  Make sure you make some good
    choices because you're going to be paying a lot for these carpets.
    Saharah's Items    Nook's Price
    Ancient Tile              2400
    Basement Floor            2125
    Boxing ring Mat           2500
    Chessboard Rug            2075
    Classroom floor           1500
    closed road               1625
    concrete floor            1800
    Daisy meadow              1800
    Lunar surface             2000
    Mossy Carpet              2000
    office floring            1700
    Saharah's desert          1800
    Sand garden               1750
    sandlot                   1950
    tropical Floor            2050
    Western Desert            1700
    Every town has its gypsy, and luckily for us Katrina is just a temporary one. 
    Her readings will cost you 50 bells.  She will arrive at 9:00 P.M. and will
    stay for 24 hours.  At first she will tell you something
    that will be very difficult to understand, but then she will tell you what it
    means.  A number of things can happen after she gives you her readings, which
    are listed below.
    You'll have good luck :: Shake trees or dig with the golden shovel to discover
                             countless 1,000 bell bags
    You'll have bad luck  :: When you are running, you will trip and fall every now
                             and then
    You'll be unpopular   :: Villagers will not like you
    You'll become lucky   :: It will be easier for you to receive rare items
    You'll be loved       :: Villagers of the opposite sex will become
                             spontaneously attracted to you
    She will be hard to miss because she's the animal by the shiny red sports car. 
    She will want you to wash her car for her in exchange for new clothes.  Once
    you are ready to wash the car, you must press the A button as fast as possible.
     Ignore all pain that may come to your thumb while doing this because you need
    to rapidly press that A button like there are no reprecussions.  If you do a
    satisfactory job of washing her car, you'll get a common shirt.  However, if
    you do a good job of washing her car, you'll get a rare shirt.  The faster you
    wash her car, the better job you'll do.  You may only do this once per visit.
    Gracie's Items    Nook's Price
    butterfly shirt          1800
    cartipillar tee          1700
    citrus shirt             1600
    coral shirt              1550
    cow print                1600
    crossing shirt           1550
    fiendish shirt           1700
    giraffe print            1550
    gracies's print          1550
    grape shirt              1600
    grass shirt              1450
    groovy shirt             1600
    ladybug shirt            1350
    lavender Robe            1450
    Leopard print            1600
    Melon shirt              1600
    orange pinstrip          1250
    pulse shirt              1500
    shirt circuit            1280
    snow shirt               1700
    splendid shirt           1550
    strawberry shirt         1600
    swell shirt              1500
    tiger print              1600
    tin shirt                1600
    watermelon shirt         1600
    zebra print              1600
    This guy loves his food, especially fish.  Feed him a fish, preferably one from
    the ocean, and he will give you a rare wallpaper.  You may only give him one
    fish per visit he makes.  If you give him an item other than a fish, he keeps
    the item and gives you nothing in return, so be careful!
    Wendell's Items   Nook's Price
    Ancient wall              2300
    Backgammon wall           1800
    Basement wall             1875
    Blue Tarp                 1400
    classrom wall             1500
    Desert Vists              2250
    Garden wall               1600
    Industrial wall           1750
    Lunar Horizon             1900
    Meadow Vista              2000
    Mortar Wall               1750
    Music Room Wall           1600
    Office Wall               1750
    Ringside seating          2250
    Sandlot wall              1700
    Tree-Lined Wall           1850
    Tropical vista            2300
    western Vista             1500
    Joan sells turnips to you every Sunday so you can play the "Stalk Market". 
    Much like the Stock Market, you want to buy low and sell high.  It's best to
    buy 1,000 turnips at less than 100 bells per turnip.  Make sure you don't buy
    too many turnips (more than 1,0000 just to be on the safe side), or the Stalk
    Market will crash and you'll end up losing a lot of money.  On Monday go to Tom
    Nook and select "Other Things", then select "Turnip Prices".  He will tell you
    how much he is buying each turnip for.  As long as you're making a 500 bells
    profit on each turnip, go ahead and sell!  If not, wait until Tuesday and see
    what happens with the prices.  If the prices went up on Tuesday, then you need
    to make a decision.  You can either sell, or wait until Wednesday to see if the
    price goes up more.  Wednesday should be the abolsute LATEST you sell turnips
    because towards the end of the week the prices always go down.  However,
    on Tuesday if the prices have gone down from Monday, sell your tyurnips because
    the chances of the market recovering that week are very slim.  Play the Stalk
    Market with your brains, and you'll make plenty of money!
    Occasionally, a bird will wash up on shore.  He will appear randomly once a
    week at a random place towards the bottom of the map.  Keep on talking to him,
    even if he ignores you at first, and he will eventually give you an item. 
    These are rare items, and cannot be traded or bought again from Tom Nook.  They
    do sell for quite a good sum of money as well!  He will be on shore from 6:00
    A.M. to 12:00 A.M.  You just have to guess on what day he'll be there.
    Gulliver's Items Nook's Price
    Arc de Triomphe           2300
    Bottled Ship               840
    Chinese Lion              1200
    Chinese Lioness           1800
    Compass                    320
    Fishing Bear               680
    Lady Liberty              2300
    Manekin pis               1300
    Maytyoshka                 980
    Merlion                   2300
    Mermaid statue            1900
    Mouth of Truth            1900
    Pagoda                    1280
    Plate Armor               1850
    shogi Piece               1250
    Stone Coin                1400
    Tiger Bobblehead           580
    Tokyo Tower               1150
    Tower of Pisa             2300
    Tribal Mask               1100
    On Halloween, Jack will appear from 6:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M.  He will not
    approach you for candy.  Instead, you must approach him.  If you do, then he
    will give you a piece of Spooky Furniture.  You can continue to do this until
    you have all of the pieces of the Spooky Set.
    Jack's Items
    Spooky Table
    Spooky Chair
    Spooky Bed
    Spooky Dresser
    Spooky Wardrobe
    Spooky Bookcase
    Spooky Sofa
    Spooky Clock
    Spooky Lamp
    Spooky Vanity
    From 3:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Thanksgiving, Franklin will appear.  He doesn't
    like the fact that he's the main course at the dinner, so he asks you to bring
    him a piece of silverware.  For each piece you bring him, he will give you a
    piece of furniture from the Harvest Set.
    Franklin's Items
    Harvest Bed
    Harvest Bureau
    Harvest Chair
    Harvest Clock
    Harvest Dresser
    Harvest Lamp
    Harvest Mirror
    Harvest Sofa
    Harvest Table
    Harvest TV
    On Christmas Eve, Jingle will appear from 8:00 P.M. until 1:00 A.M.  Find and
    talk to him and he will give you a piece of furniture from the Jingle Set.  Now
    change clothes and find him again, and he'll give you a different piece of
    Jingle's Items
    Jingle Table
    Jingle Chair
    Jingle Bed
    Jingle Dresser
    Jingle Wardrobe
    Jingle Lamp
    Jingle Shelves
    Jingle Sofa
    Jingle Clock
    Jingle Piano
    From Christmas day until February 15, you'll find small snowballs around.  Roll
    them on the ground for a bit and they will eventually form a snowman.  The
    snowman will then give you a piece of furniture from the Snowman Set.  Keep on
    doing this until you have every piece of furniture.
    Snowman's Items
    Snowman Table
    Snowman Chair
    Snowman Bed
    Snowman Dresser
    Snowman Wardrobe
    Snowman Fridge
    Snowman Lamp
    Snowman Sofa
    Snowman TV
    Snowman Clock
    Every Sunday in November and June, Chip will host a fishing contest.  In this
    contest, you must catch as many basses, small basses, and large basses as
    possible.  If you catch a large bass, he will give you a prize.
    This ghost appears randomly in your town between the hours of 12:00 A.M. and
    4:00 A.M.  You will hear a voice call you to come closer to it, and once you
    come within an extremely close proximity of Wisp, he'll appear.  He will tell
    you to collect five ghost sprites before 4:00 A.M., and to come back to him
    when you do so.  Once you have collected all five sprites, he will offer to do
    one of three tasks: paint your roof a color of your choice, pull all of the
    weeds in the town, or receive an item.
    Wisp is very hard to find sometimes, but as long as you are persistant you will
    find him.
    K.K. Slider
    See Section VIII for information about K.K. Slider AKA Totakeke.
    X. HRA Academy
    Tom will ask you on the first day whether or not you want to join the HRA.  You
    better say yes!  The HRA grades your house, depending on its neatness,
    organization, and where items are placed.  The two biggest ways to increase
    your point total is to have good items within a complete series.  That is
    described in the two charts below.
    ITEM(S)                         POINTS
    Clothes, Fish, Insects          - 0003
    Items from Tom Nook             - 0051
    Items from Crazy redd           - 0412
    Items from Saharah              - 0412
    Items from Wendell              - 0412
    Items from Guliver              - 0412
    Buyable items from Tortimer     - 0412
    Limited Time Items              - 0700
    Gyroids                         - 0821
    Items from Snowman              - 0888
    Fossiles (a piece)              - 1000
    E-Reader Furniture              - 1000
    Special NES Games               - 1000
    E-Reader NES Games              - 1000
    Birthday Cake                   - 1000
    Lottery Prizes                  - 1029
    Items from Jack                 - 1031
    After completing Museum         - 1111
    Winning a fishing competition   - 1111
    Non Buyable items from Tortimer - 1111
    Maxing HRA Points               - 1111
    Items from Island               - 1300
    Baseball/Wario's Woods          - 1983
    Many points are also awarded for complete rooms, as listed below:
    Complete living essentials w/ different series's - 04400
    Complete living essentials w/ same series        - 16000
    Only wallpaper and carpet from same series       - 01000
    Complete Series                                  - # of pieces x 7000 + 15000
    Complete Basic Series                            - 48000
    Matching wallpaper and carpet (different series) - 10000
    Complete furniture from same set                 - # of pieces x 3000
    Lucky of Special items                           - 777
    Definitions for above charts:
    Living Essentials          - Tables, Chair, Bed, and place to store items
    Complete Living Essentials - 10 furniture pieces in a series
    Lucky Items                - The Items listed below are lucky:
                                 G Logo
    			     Big Festive Tree
    			     Festive Tree
    			     Tanabata Palm
    			     Mario Trophy
    			     Luigi Trophy
    			     House Model
    			     Manor Model
    			     Post Model
    			     Treasure Chest
    			     Samurai Suit
    			     Piggy Bank
    			     Angler Trophy
    			     Fishing Trophy
    			     Spring Medal
                                 Autumn Medal
    The HRA gives you two awards once your house receives so many points.  These
    are rare items, and cannot be traded or bought again, so store them away
    somehwere or even flaunt them if you like!
    70,000  - House Model
    100,000 - Manor Model
    XI. Bug Catching
    The net will be available on the first day alongside the shovel.  This net will
    be very useful to you in the early stages of the game, especially before you
    receive the fishing pole.  To use your bug net, go to the item screen and grab
    it  Drag it up to your character and press the A button.  Now you're reading to
    go bug catching!
    It's extremely difficult to catch bugs when it's raining, mainly because there
    is only one bug out when it is raining, the pond skater.  This is the bug that
    hover in the smaller bodies of water in your village.
    Now that you're sure it's not raining, we can catch some bugs.  There are two
    tactics to use, depending on the type of bug that you want to catch.  If you
    want to catch a flying bug (i.e. Red Dragonfly, Butterfly, Mosquito), then you
    can run at them.  These bugs are slow, and will not react quickly to your
    However, if you are trying to catch a land bug, such as a grasshopper, then you
    need to be extremely quiet and move slowly.  If you do scare a bug, remember
    that it will never travel outside the acre you found it in unless it was
    resting on a flower or tree.  If that is the case, then you will lose that bug.
     If it is just aimlessly running on the ground, though, you'll be able to catch
    it with just a little effort.
    Some bugs can only be caught in certain places during certain times of the day
    during certain times of the year.  You therefore need to make sure you catch
    every bug within the allotted time, or you may not see that bug for another
    INSECT                 NOOK'S PRICE           MONTHS                       TIME
    Ant                              80           All year                  all day
    Bagworm                         250           October-March             all day
    Banded Dragonfly              4,500           July-August               8am-5pm
    Bee                           4,500           All year                  all day
    Bell Cricket                    430           September-October         5pm-8am
    Brown Cicada                    200           July-August               8am-5pm
    Cockroach                         5           March-November            all day
    Common Butterfly                 80           March-October             8am-5pm
    Common Dragonfly                130           May-July                  8am-5pm
    Cricket                         130           September-November        5pm-8am
    Darner Dragonfly                200           June-August                8am5pm
    Drone Beetle                     80           July-August               all day
    Dynastid Beetle               1,350           July-August               7pm-8am
    Evening Cicada                  850           July-August      4am-8am  4pm-7pm
    Firefly                         250           June                      7pm-4am
    Flat Stag Beetle              2,000           June-August               7pm-8am
    Giant Beetle                 10,000           July-August              11pm-8am
    Grasshopper                     130           August-September          8am-5pm
    Jewel Beetle                  3,000           July-August               8am-4pm
    Ladybug                         130           March-July, October       8am-5pm
    Long Locust                     200           August-November           8am-5pm
    Longhorn Beetle                 200           June-Auugust              8am-5pm
    Mantis                          430           August-September          8am-5pm
    Migratory Locust              1,350           September-November        8am-7pm
    Mole Cricket                    200           November-May              all day
    Mosquito                        130           May-September            8am-11pm
    Mountain Beetle               2,000           July-August               7pm-8am
    Pill Bug                        250           All year                  all day
    Pine Cricket                    100           September-October         5pm-8am
    Pondskater                      130           June-September            8am-7pm
    Purple Butterfly              2,000           June-August               8am-5pm
    Red Dragonfly                    80           September-October         8am-7pm
    Robust Cicada                   300           July-August               8am-5pm
    Saw Stag Beetle               2,000           July-August               7pm-8am
    Snail                           250           April-September           all day
    Spider                          300           April-September           all day
    Spotted Ladybug                 200           March-July, October       8am-5pm
    Tiger Butterfly                 200           April-September           8am-5pm
    Walker Cicada                   400           July-September            8am-5pm
    Yelllow Butterfly                80           March-October             8am-5pm
    XII. Fishing
    The fishing pole will become available after the first couple days, most likely
    after Nook upgrades his store for the first time.  Fishing is extremely fun and
    lucrative, but can also be tedious at the same time.
    Fishing requires a lot of patience and no running.  If you run whilst within a
    close proximity of a fish, it will disappear.  A fish's shadow can be seen from
    the surface, so when you see a fish, there are a number of things you have to
    do.  First, take note of the direction of the current.  After you cast your
    line, it will slowly flow in the direction the current takes it.  Second, find
    a good place to stand to cast your line.  You may have to cast it multiple
    times before a fish bites, so make it a good spot.  Lastly, take note of the
    movement of the fish.  Some fish move around a lot, whereas others stay
    relatively still.  You will have to cast your line accordingly to the three
    criteras mentioned above.
    Once you have decided where to cast your line, press the A button to do so. 
    You no longer have any control over it, so ready your thumb on the A button and
    prepare to reel that fish in.  At first the fish will nibble a little bit.  Do
    not reel in your fish while it nibbles.  Wait until the bobber has sunk all of
    the way under water and the rumble is going on for a prolonged period of time
    before pressing the A button.  You only have to press the A button once, then
    there will be a small struggle before the fish is caught.  Sometimes a fish
    will not nibble, and just bite.  This is why you have to be prepared.
    There are seven fish that you really want to look out for.  These fish are
    worth the most money, and will really help you on your way to paying off your
    debt.  They are listed below:
    FISH                 NOOK'S PRICE           MONTHS                         TIME
    Angelfish            3,000                  May-October                 4pm-9am
    Arapaima            10,000                  July-September              4pm-9am
    Arowana             10,000                  June-September     4am-9am  4pm-9am
    Barbell Steed          200                  All year                    all day
    Barred Knifejaw      5,000                  March-November     4am-9am  4pm-9pm
    Bass                   N/A                  All year                    all day
    Bitterling           1,300                  Decmber-February            all day
    Blue Gill              120                  All year                    9am-4pm
    Brook Trout            150                  All year                    all day
    Carp                   300                  All year                    all day
    Catfish                200                  May-October                 4pm-9am
    Cherry Salmon        1,300                  Mar-June, Sept-Nov 4am-9am  4pm-9pm
    Coelanth            15,000                  All year                    4pm-9am
    Crawfish               250                  April-September             all day
    Crucian Carp           120                  All year                    all day
    Dace                   200                  All year                    4pm-9am
    Eel                  2,000                  June-September              4pm-9am
    Freshwater Goby        300                  All year                    all day
    Frog                   250                  May-August                  all day
    Giant Catfish        3,000                  June-August                 4pm-9am
    Giant Snakehead      6,500                  June-August                 9am-4pm
    Goldfish             1,300                  All year                    all day
    Guppy                1,300                  April-November              9am-4pm
    Jellyfish              100                  Second half of August       all day
    Killifish              300                  April-August                all day
    Koi                  2,000                  All year                    all day
    Large Bass           3,000                  All year                    all day
    Large Char          10,000                  Mar-June  Sept-Nov 4am-9am  4pm-9pm
    Loach                  300                  March-May                   all day
    Pale Chub              200                  All year                    9am-4pm
    Piranah              6,500                  June-September     9am-4pm  9pm-4am
    Pond Smelt             300                  December-February           all day
    Popeyed Goldfish     1,300                  All year                    9am-4pm
    Rainbow Trout          650                  Mar-June  Sept-Nov 4am-9am  4pm-9pm
    Red Snapper          3,000                  All year                    4pm-9am
    Salmon                 650                  September                   all day
    Sea Bass               120                  August-September                N/A
    Small Bass             200                  All year                    all day
    Stringfish          15,000                  December-February           4pm-9am
    Sweetfish            1,300                  July-September              all day
    Some fish are more rare than others.  The Red Snapper and Barred Knifejaw can
    be found in the sea at any time.  You just need to keep on catching fish.  You
    will catch many Sea Bass in the sea, and it will eventually become extremely
    annoying, but just keep at it.  The Colecanth can only be caught when it is
    raining outside.  You know when you have come across one of these things
    because it is signiciantly larger than the rest of the fish.  Some of the
    Stream and Waterfall fish are much more rare and elusive.  Your best bet is to
    just stick to the ocean.
    XIII. eReader
    The eReader is Nintendo's new Game Boy Advance peripheral that allows scanned
    cards to be transmitted through the GBA and into the Nintendo GameCube in the
    case of Animal Crossing.  In order to efficiently use the eReader, you must
    have the following hardware:
    eReader            - $49.99
    Game Boy Advance   - $89.99 (fluctuates)
    GCN/GBA Link Cable - $19.99 (First Party Cable)
    TOTAL              - $160
    As you see, this is not cheap by any means.  However, if you do have all of
    this hardware then Animal Crossing is just that more interesting.  Included
    with the eReader hardware is an Animal Crossing card.  This card, if scanned at
    the eTM, will give you a copy of K.K. Ska.  However, if you do not have a link
    cable, you will receive a code.  Mail this code to one of your villagers to
    receive a Gold Stereo.
    Any day now the first set of ereader cards will be released.  Once the cards
    begin to pile up, this section will do the same.  Until then, this news article
    from POCKET.IGN.COM should give you all of the information you need.
    If you've been playing around with the GameCube life simulator Animal Crossing,
    you should keep your eyes out for the upcoming set of cards that will enhance
    your gaming further. The first set of Animal Crossing e-Reader Cards will be
    shipping by the end of this month, and we've got the package artwork for the
    first series of cards.
    As previously reported, there will be a total of four different series of cards
    throughout the retail life of Animal Crossing. The first series, due this
    October, will contain a total of 66 cards, each pack containing a random
    assortment of five cards. The entire first series of Animal Crossing e-Reader
    cards will include 60 Character cards, four Town Tune cards, and two texture
    design cards. Each pack will retail for $2.99.
    The Character Cards have two passwords, one printed on the card and one in the
    Dot Code. If you swipe the card when it's attached to the GameCube game, you
    will receive an item immediately. Items include a variety of furniture,
    clothes, etc. If you enter the password in a letter to one of your villagers,
    you might receive the item as well...but this is not guaranteed. Town Tune
    cards will allow you to change your town's melody to the melody encoded on the
    e-Reader Dot Code strip. Design cards will import the texture embedded on the
    card's Dot Code strip into the GC game.
    Places to use the E-Reader
    I.   eTM Machine at the Post Office
    II.  Song Board outside of Post Office
    III. Able Sisters' Shop
    XIV. NES Games
    Basic Facts:
    I. If you are the first person using a memory card, you will receive a letter
    from Nintendo with a present attached.  Open that present up and there will be
    a grab bag containing two NES games.
    II.Common games can be traded.  Uncommon games cannot be traded.
    III. Uncommon games can be dug up on Animal Island, won at Nook's lottery,
    scanned via an eReader card, or found at the official Animal Crossing website
    IV.Each NES game is its own console.  The blank NES is simply a decoration
    piece.  It's best to store your NES games in the basement.
    Game List
    Common Games:
    -Balloon Fight
    -Donkey Kong
    -Donkey Kong Jr. Math
    -Clu Clu land
    Rare games:
    -Clu Clu Land D
    -Donkey Kong Jr.
    -Donkey Kong 3
    -Wario's Woods
    |Game Comparison Chart|                                                      |
    |---------------------                                  Original Release Date|
    |GAME                   GENRE              PLAYERS             (Japan)       |
    |Pinball                Misc.       1                    February 2, 1984    |
    |Golf                   Sports      1-2  Alternatively   May 1, 1984         |
    |Balloon Fight          Action      1-2  Simultaneously  January 21, 1985    |
    |Tennis                 Sports      1-2  Simultaneously   January 18, 1984   |
    |Donkey Kong            Action      1-2  Alternatively   July 15, 1983       |
    |Donkey Kong Jr. Math   Educational 1                    December 12, 1983   |
    |Excitebike             Racing      1                    November 30, 1984   |
    |Clu Clu Land           Puzzle      1-2 Simultaneously   November 22, 1984   |
    |Soccer                 Sports      1-2 Simultaneously   April 9, 1985       |
    |Clu Clu Land D         Puzzle      1-2  Alternatively   N/A (Need Date)     |
    |Donkey Kong Jr.        Action      1-2  Alternatively   July 15, 1983       |
    |Punchout!              Sports      1                    November 21, 1987   |
    |Donkey Kong 3          Action      1-2  Alternatively   July 4, 1984        |
    |Wario's Woods          Puzzle      1                    February 19, 1994   |
    |Baseball               Sports      1-2 Simultaneously   December 7, 1983    |
    Game Descriptions
    Balloon Fight
    Genre: Action
    Developed by: R&D1
    Published by: Nintendo
    Players: 1-2 Simultaneously
    You control a Balloon Fighter whose hobby is to fly through the air propelled
    by his arms, and supported by two giant helium balloons. Other Balloon Fighters
    will try to pop your balloons to make you fall, but you must pop their first to
    win. Also, beware of the fish in the water and the lightning from the clouds
    that will end your ballooning session.
    Also included is a Balloon Trip, where your Balloon Fighter must bob through
    the skies above a vast ocean dodging the sparks and collecting bubbles and
    balloons. The amount of time you survive, and the balloons you collect,
    determine your score, and your ranking is shown at the top and changes as you
    This game was Nintendo's answer to Joust, a popular arcade game at the time.
    Balloon Fight does, however, sport one of the best soundtracks for its time.
    Genre: Sports
    Developed by: R&D1
    Published by: Nintendo
    Players: 1-2 Simultaneously
    This is a game based on the sport of Baseball. It has fairly simple controls,
    but quite difficult AI. There is also a 2-Player mode for people to play as
    opposing teams.
    Clu Clu Land
    Genre: Puzzle
    Developed by: R&D1
    Published by: Nintendo
    Players: 1-2 Simultaneously
    This is an innovative game loosely inspired by Pac-Man (albeit very loosely).
    You play as Bubbles (Gloopy in Japan), who is a little fishy creature living in
    the underwater world of Clu Clu Land. The nasty Sea Urchins have buried all of
    the treasure between the poles in Clu Clu Land, and to uncover the treasure,
    Bubbles must cross between the poles that litter the land.
    Bubbles can't change direction by herself, though. She can only change
    direction by extending her arms and swinging on the poles. Additionally, she
    can shoot a supersonic beam from her mouth that will stun any sea urchins in
    her way, allowing her to push them into the walls of Clu Clu Land.
    When you have uncovered all the treasure in an area, the pieces make up a
    picture, and you go on to the next stage. As you advance further, you must deal
    with increased speed, more urchins, and eventually the treasure will need to be
    crossed once or twice to fully uncover it. The very late levels will re-bury
    the treasure if you cross over it again - posing some near-impossible puzzles.
    Clu Clu Land D
    Genre: Puzzle
    Developed by: R&D1
    Published by: Nintendo
    Players: 1-2 Simultaneously
    This game is almost identical to Clu Clu Land.  If you know of any differences
    other than the start menu, please e-mail me.
    Donkey Kong
    Genre: Action
    Developed by: R&D1
    Published by: Nintendo
    Players: 1-2 Alternative
    This is a port of the Arcade classic, Donkey Kong. Based on the early limited
    hardware, the NES version only has three of the four stages that were in the
    arcade version, missing out Stage 3 (the conveyor belts).
    You control Mario who must climb to the top of a skyscraper to save his
    girlfriend Pauline ("Lady" in Japan) from the clutches of the irate ape Donkey
    Kong. Each of the stages is played to a different strategy that gets harder
    every time you complete it.
    Donkey Kong 3
    Genre: Action
    Developed by: R&D1
    Published by: Nintendo
    Players: 1-2 Alternative
    A port of the Arcade game for the Famicom and NES. Donkey Kong 3 sees you
    playing as Stanley the bugman, a little guy who has to protect the flowers in a
    greenhouse from the oncoming onslaught of insects using his handy can of
    bugspray. The bugs are attacking thanks to Donkey Kong, who hangs in the center
    of the screen. Your task is to shoot Donkey Kong up the vines and off the top
    of the screen in order to clear a stage. You lose if Donkey Kong drops down
    onto the ground, if you get hit by an insect, or if all your flowers are
    Donkey Kong Jr.
    Genre: Action/Platformer
    Developed by: R&D1
    Published by: Nintendo
    Players: 1-2 Alternative
    A port of the Arcade classic on the Famicom and NES. You control Donkey Kong
    Jr. who has to rescue his father Donkey Kong from the clutches of Mario (who
    captured DK in the first Donkey Kong game). You chase Mario down through a
    jungle, into a power plant and finally into Mario's castle. Donkey Kong Jr. can
    climb vines to reach where he wants to be - if he holds two at once he can
    climb faster, but he descends faster when only holding one. He can drop the
    hanging fruit to defeat the enemies on screen.
    There are four stages which can be completed by reaching the top platform where
    Mario's key is. The final stage is completed by pushing the keys into all of
    the locks to free DK. Complete all four stages, and you will restart the game
    on a higher difficulty.
    Donkey Kong Jr. Math
    Genre: Edutainment
    Developed by: R&D1
    Published by: Nintendo
    Players: 1-2 Simultaneously
    This game was developed in response to the claim that videogames were not
    educational enough. With a combination of characters from Donkey Kong Jr. and
    various math problems ranging from simple to quite challenging, this game was
    able to show that educational games could still entice children.
    There are two kinds of game to play in DKJr. Math - Calculate games, where you
    need to race against an opponent to gather the numbers and math signs to reach
    the number Donkey Kong is holding up. The Math Lesson game gives you sums to
    work out, and you have to move up and down the vines to get the right answers.
    Unfortunately the controls on this section are quite difficult to get to grips
    Genre: Racing
    Developed by: R&D1
    Published by: Nintendo
    Players: 1
    One of Shigeru Miyamoto's early NES creations (before his R&D team was opened),
    Excitebike is a simple dirtbike game viewed from the side. You must complete a
    certain number of laps and try and get the best time you can. You have two
    buttons - Accelerate makes you move, and Boost makes you move really fast. Both
    buttons increase your temperature gauge - Accelerate increases it a tiny
    amount, but Boost heats up your engine very quickly. Run over the arrow
    markings on the floor to return your temperature gauge to normal.
    Controlling the bike when you go over dirt obstacles takes practise, and is
    cleverly done. When on the top of a mound, pull back (left) to gain a boosted
    jump that allows you to clear more air. While in the air you can tilt your bike
    backwards and forwards so your landing will be as comfortable as possible.
    Other obstacles in the ground, such as dirt traps, will decrease your speed. If
    you fall off your bike, tap A to get back on faster.
    Game A gives you a free run of the game tracks, which is useful for practising
    your maneuvering skills. Game B sets you against other racers. Crash into the
    back or side of another racer, and you will fall off your bike. Finally there
    is the innovative Design mode, which gives you the opportunity to make your own
    courses and race on them.
    Genre: Sport
    Developed by: R&D1
    Published by: Nintendo
    Players: 1-2 Alternative
    Golf was one of the early NES sports titles based on the sport of the same
    name. The game takes into account things such as wind and slopes, and sets you
    up on a series of courses ranging in difficulty in completing within par. You
    use a power bar to determine the strength and accuracy of your swing, and this
    is where the majority of the skill lies. This power bar has become standard in
    golf videogames since.
    The game sports fairly decent graphics for the time, but there is virtually no
    sound at all. While this doesn't detract from the gameplay, it makes the game
    seem a little bleak at times.
    Genre: Pinball
    Developed by: R&D1
    Published by: Nintendo
    Players: 1
    Pokemon Pinball's gameplay was loosely based off of Tennis's gameplay.  The
    upper and lower screen each have their challenges, which offer a great amount
    of fun.  This game has virtually limitless replay value, and an above average
    fun factor for the time it was developed.  This is by far one of the best games
    in Animal Crossing.
    Genre: Sport (Boxing)
    Developed by: IRD
    Published by: Nintendo
    Players: 1
    A very addictive boxing game starring Mike Tyson.  Have fun with this one
    because it's a lot of fun:)
    Genre: Sport (Soccer)
    Developed by: R&D1
    Published by: Nintendo
    Players: 1-2 Simultaneously
    This is your average game of soccer.
    Genre: Sport
    Developed by: R&D1
    Published by: Nintendo
    Players: 1-2 Simultaneously
    Possibly one of the most boring NES games, Tennis offer subpar gameplay and
    almost no replay value.  Matches quickly become tedious and long, and one
    cannot wait for them to be over with.
    Wario's Woods
    Genre: Puzzle
    Developed by: R&D1
    Published by: Nintendo
    Players: 1
    Control Toad as he works his way through Wario's Woods in this addictive puzzle
    game.  This game is extremely fun to start out with, but repetition sets in
    fast, especially after the puzzles begin to become too difficult for you to
    solve in one life.
    Q: Doesn't the game come with 2 NES games as a present? Where are they?
    A: To get the NES games, you must be using the included Memory Card. After the
    first time you save, a letter will appear in your mailbox from Nintendo. It has
    a grab bag attached to it. Select the letter and choose the present option to
    carry it to your inventory. Next, open the grab bag. It will contain two
    randomly selected NES games and a song.  Only the first person to use a memory
    card may receive the NES game.  Subsequent players cannot receive a grab bag.
    Q: How do I play NES games?
    A: To play NES games, go into your house and drop them. Then press the A button
    when facing the front of them to play the game.
    Q: What NES games are in Animal Crossing?
    A: Look at the lists above :)
    Q: All of these NES games are cluttering up my house! Can I combine them to one
    A: No, unfortunately each NES game is its own separate item. I think it would
    have been better if they were like the stereo and songs (one stereo, the songs
    can go in the stereo's library), but oh well. I suggest putting your NES games
    in the basement, or making a separate section in your house dedicated to them.
    Q. How do I get rare games?
    A. Here you go...
    Clu Clu Land D
    Go to http://www.animal-crossing.com/news.jsp and click on the banner with the
    flash animation until a window pops up.  Then type in your information and
    you'll receive a code for D.K. Junior.
    D.K. Junior
    Go to http://www.animal-crossing.com/travel.jsp and click on the banner with
    Pelly and Pete until a window pops up.  Then type in your information and
    you'll receive a code for D.K. Junior.
    Go to http://www.animal-crossing.com/play.jsp and click on the flash animation
    at the top of the page until a window pops up.  Then type in your information
    and you'll receive a code for Soccer.
    Baseball and Wario's Woods
    Go to Animal Island with ten or so pieces of furniture that you no longer use. 
    Bury them with a golden shovel, then drop the shovel and leave the island. 
    Have your villager (on your GBA) pick up the shovel and dig up the items. 
    He/She will bury another item in its place.  Keep on doing this until he/she
    buries an NES game.  You'll know an item is an NES game because the item will
    be in the shape of a console rather than a leaf.
    And what about the other games?
    Nintendo will either post the rest of these games on its Animal Crossing
    website or have them on eCards.  Remember that patience is a virtue.  Have some
    and we'll all be rewarded with these great, rare games!
    Q. Where can I find more information about the NES games?
    A. Try the NES FAQ by IceEeveeFinale and Logan24:
    XV. Fossils
    Dinosaurs, like gyroids, can only be dug up.  Look for the dirt mounds in an X
    shape and dig those up.  You have to mail fossils to the Faraway Museum.  To do
    this, offer one of the unresearched fossils to Blathers, and he will tell you
    to mail it to the museum.  You now have the museum as an option to mail letters
    to.  Leave the body of the letters blank, and simply attach a fossil.  The
    museum will send you back a maximum of three fossils per day.  Duplicate
    fossils can be sold to Tom Nook for a good sum of money.
    Display Piece     Nook's Price
    Amber                     1200
    Ammonite                  1100
    Dinosaur Egg              1400
    Dinosaur Track            1000
    Trilobite                 1300
    Dinosaur    Body Part    Nook's Price
    Apato       Skull                5000
    Apato       Tail                 4000
    Apato       Torso                4500
    Mammoth     Skull                3000
    Mammoth     Torso                2500
    Plesio      Neck                 4500
    Plesio      Skull                4000
    Plesio      Torso                4500
    Ptera       Left Wing            4500
    Ptera       Right Wing           4500
    Ptera       Skull                4000
    Stego       Skull                5000
    Stego       Tail                 4000
    Stego       Torso                4500
    Tricera     Skull                5500
    Tricera     Tail                 4500
    Tricera     Torso                5000
    T-Rex       Skull                6000
    T-Rex       Tail                 5000
    T-Rex       Torso                5500
    XVI. Paintings
    Paintings can be bought from Tom or Redd, won in Tom's monthly lottery, or be
    traded.  These items are probably the most difficult to come across, so just be
    patient.  You'll eventually probably want to start trading for paintings to
    finish up your collection.  Duplicates should be sold to Tom Nook.
    Name                 Price  Available From
    Amazing Painting     1960              Tom
    Basic Painting       1960              Redd
    Classic Painting     1960              Tom
    Common Painting      1960              Redd
    Dainty Painting      1960              Redd
    Famous Painting      1960              Redd
    Fine Painting        1960              Tom
    Flowery Painting     1960              Redd
    Moving Painting      1960              Redd
    Perfect Painting     1960              Tom
    Quaint Painting      1960              Redd
    Rare Painting        1960              Tom
    Scary Painting       1960              Redd
    Strange Painting     1960              Tom
    Worthy Painting      1960              Tom
    XVII. Gyroids
    Gyroids, like fossils, can only be dug up.  Look for the dirt mounds in an X
    shape and dig those up.  Each gyroid you have in your house adds 821 points to
    your HRA score, plus they're fun to watch while playing music, especially
    fast-paced music like K.K. Ska or K.K. Rockin.  Gyroids cannot be traded, and
    do not sell for a great deal of money.  There are 35 different sets of gyroids,
    each set containing two to eight different gyroids.  Try to find a set that
    matches with your house :)
    Gyroid                Oid-Set
    Mini Alloid            Alloid
    Mega Alloid            Alloid
    Tall Alloid            Alloid
    Mega Bovoid            Bovoid
    Tall Bovoid            Bovoid
    Mini Bowtoid          Bowtoid
    Mega Bowtoid          Bowtoid
    Bowtoid               Bowtoid
    Tall Bowtoid          Bowtoid
    Mini Buzzoid          Buzzoid
    Mega Buzzoid          Buzzoid
    Buzzoid               Buzzoid
    Tall Buzzoid          Buzzoid
    Mini Clankoid        Clankoid
    Mega Clankoid        Clankoid
    Clankoid             Clankoid
    Tall Clankoid        Clankoid
    Mini Croakoid        Croakoid
    Mega Croakoid        Croakoid
    Croakoid             Croakoid
    Tall Croakoid        Croakoid
    Mini Dekkoid          Dekkoid
    Mega Dekkoid          Dekkoid
    Dekkoid               Dekkoid
    Wee Dingloid         Dingloid
    Mini Dingloid        Dingloid
    Mega Dingloid        Dingloid
    Squat Dingloid       Dingloid
    Dingloid             Dingloid
    Tall Dingloid        Dingloid
    Mini Dinkoid          Dinkoid
    Maga Dinkoid          Dinkoid
    Mini Drilloid        Drilloid
    Mega Drilloid        Drilloid
    Drilloid             Drilloid
    Tall Droploid        Droploid
    Mini Echoid            Echoid
    Mega Echoid            Echoid
    Tall Echoid            Echoid
    Mini Fizzoid          Fizzoid
    Mega Fizzoid          Fizzoid
    Mini Freakoid        Freakoid
    Mega Freakoid        Freakoid
    Mini Gargloid        Gargloid
    Gargloid             Gargloid
    Tall Gargloid        Gargloid
    Mini Gongoid          Gongoid
    Mega Gongoid          Gongoid
    Gongoid               Gongoid
    Tall Gongoid          Gongoid
    Mini Harmonoid      Harmonoid
    Mega Harmonoid      Harmonoid
    Harmonoid           Harmonoid
    Tall Harmonoid      Harmonoid
    Mini Howloid          Howloid
    Mega Howloid          Howloid
    Howloid               Howloid
    Mini Lamentoid      Lamentoid
    Mega Lamentoid      Lamentoid
    Lamentoid           Lamentoid
    Tall Lamentoid      Lamentoid
    Mini Lullaboid      Lullaboid
    Mega Lullaboid      Lullaboid
    Lullaboid           Lullaboid
    Tall Lullaboid      Lullaboid
    Mini Metatoid        Metatoid
    Metatoid             Metatoid
    Mini Nebuloid        Nebuloid
    Mega Nebuloid        Nebuloid
    Squat Nebuloid       Nebuloid
    Nebuloid             Nebuloid
    Tall Nebuloid        Nebuloid
    Slim Nebuloid        Nebuloid
    Mega Oboid              Oboid
    Oboid                   Oboid
    Tall Oboid              Oboid
    Mini Oombloid        Oombloid
    Mega Oombloid        Oombloid
    Oombloid             Oombloid
    Tall Oombloid        Oombloid
    Mega Percoloid      Percoloid
    Tall Percoloid      Percoloid
    Mini Plinkoid        Plinkoid
    Mega Plinkoid        Plinkoid
    Plinkoid             Plinkoid
    Mini Poltergoid    Poltergoid
    Mega Poltergoid    Poltergoid
    Poltergoid         Poltergoid
    Tall Poltergoid    Poltergoid
    Mini Puffoid          Puffoid
    Mega Puffoid          Puffoid
    Tall Puffoid          Puffoid
    Mini Quazoid          Quazoid
    Mega Quazoid          Quazoid
    Quazoid               Quazoid
    Tall Quazoid          Quazoid
    Slim Quazoid          Quazoid
    Mini Rythmoid        Rythmoid
    Rythmoid             Rythmoid
    Mini Rustoid          Rustoid
    Rustoid               Rustoid
    Tall Rustoid          Rustoid
    Mini Sproid            Sproid
    Mega Sproid            Sproid
    Sproid                 Sproid
    Tall Sproid            Sproid
    Mini Sputnoid        Sputnoid
    Mega Sputnoid        Sputnoid
    Sputnoid             Sputnoid
    Tall Sputnoid        Sputnoid
    Mini Squelchoid    Squelchoid
    Mega Squelchoid    Squelchoid
    Squelchoid         Squelchoid
    Mini Strumboid      Strumboid
    Mega Strumboid      Strumboid
    Strumboid           Strumboid
    Tall Strumboid      Strumboid
    Mini Timpanoid      Timpanoid
    Mega Timpanoid      Timpanoid
    Timpanoid           Timpanoid
    Tall Timpanoid      Timpanoid
    Mini Tootoid          Tootoid
    Mega Tootoid          Tootoid
    Tootoid               Tootoid
    Mini Warbloid        Warbloid
    Warbloid             Warbloid
    Tall Warbloid        Warbloid
    XVIII. Beginner's FAQ
    A. General Questions
    Q: What is Animal Crossing?
    A: Animal Crossing is, as Nintendo puts it, a 'communication game'. You start
    in a village populated with some animals (villagers). This village is like a
    small virtual community. Other people can move into your village and live with
    Q: What's the point of this game then?
    A: The point of this game is really up to you. If you want to make it your
    mission to collect every available NES game, do that. If you want to make all
    of your villagers hate you, do that. If you want to get the largest house
    possible and fill it with cool furniture, go right ahead. The game doesn't
    really force anything upon the player. It encourages communication with other
    players, though.
    Q: Is the clock in the game real-time?
    A: Yes. The clock is the same as the real-life clock. There is a gradually
    changing level of sunlight throughout the day, seasons will pass, and holidays
    will come up.  Note that during Day Light Savings Time, you must change your
    clock accordingly.
    Q. What is http://www.animal-crossing.com/password.jsp?
    A. This was likely the original way that Nintendo was going to give out
    promotional passwords, but decided to use Flash instead.  This page remained on
    the server, and probably will never serve any practical purpose.  This page has
    since been removed, so there is no further need to worry about it.
    B. Basic Gameplay Issues
    Q. I see people trading items here. How is this possible? This game isn't
    A: You go to Tom Nook, and select "Other Things".  Then you choose "Hear Code"
    and Nook will ask you for the Name and Town of the person you want to trade
    with. You put those in, and select an object you want to give them. Then, Nook
    gives you a bunch of letters and numbers, and your friend enters them on his
    game.  The game decodes the letters and numbers, and if the name and town match
    the ones in the code, you get the item.  If you want a more in-depth look at
    how trading works, check out Anime Enigma's FAQ on trading at
    the link below:
    Q: Is everyone's village different?
    A: Everyone starts off with a randomly made village with a unique layout,
    native fruit, and villagers. The village stays the same for all people using
    the same memory card.
    Q: Can more than one person live in the same town?
    A: Yes, up to four people can live in the same town. When you start, you get to
    choose one of four houses to live in. The remaining three can be populated by
    other people (when you start the game it lets you choose which person to play
    as, or to start a new character).
    Q: Who is (villager name) that people are talking about? I can't find him/ her!
    A: You probably won't have the same villagers as someone else. There are
    literally hundreds of villagers, so you will usually have a totally different
    set of them in your town.
    Q: I want a ________(bug catching net, axe, fishing pole, or shovel)!
    A: Tom Nook won't have all of the tools all at once. Check back each day to see
    what he has in stock, and eventually you'll get what you want.
    Q: How will I get presents for my birthday? The game didn't ask for it.
    A:Talk to the animals in your village frequently. You must select the second
    option when you first talk to them.  Eventually one of them will ask you when
    your birthday is.
    Q: What are those glowing spots on the ground?
    A: If you use your shovel to dig on one of those spots, you'll get some bells. 
    See the secrets section for ways to take advantage of these glowing spots,
    Q: Who is Mr. Resetti?
    A: Mr. Resetti shows up when you reset the game without saving. He then
    lectures you on the ethics of resetting in a game that's like real life. My
    advice: don't reset just because something bad happened to you.
    Q: How do I design textures?
    A: To design a texture, go to the Able Sister's Shop. There, you'll have many
    choices, including the option to design your own texture. You have to pay to
    design it on the GCN, but if you download the design tool to the GBA (more on
    that later), it's free.
    Q: How do I pay off my loan to Tom Nook?
    A: To pay your loan, go to the post office and talk to the bird there. Choose
    the 'deposit' option and input the amount of bells you want to deposit. It also
    shows how many bells remain to be paid off.
    Q: What's the easiest way to earn bells?
    A: Some fish and insects can sell for thousands of bells at Nook's shop. Some
    seashells also go for 200-500 bells. You can also sell your extra junk to Tom
    Nook or other villagers, and you can run errands for villagers.
    Q: Help! It's winter and there are no fruits growing on the trees! Do I have to
       wait until Winter's over to get fruit?
    A: No, you don't. What you should do is plant some fruit trees on the island
    (see accessories section for more information), since it's summer all year
    round there.
    Q: What is the bulletin board for?
    A: Information about events (like the sports fair) will be posted on the
    bulletin board. there will also occasionally be times when there is a message
    giving clues to finding a buried item somewhere in the village.
    Q: How do I get raffle tickets?
    A: You get a raffle ticket when you buy something expensive (like furniture,
    clothes, or wallpaper) from Tom Nook's shop.
    Q: What do I do with raffle tickets?
    A: At the end of each month, Tom Nook holds a raffle. You need 5 raffle tickets
    to enter once, and you have a chance at winning one of three prizes.
    Q: How do I change the song that plays when I talk to villagers?
    A: Go to the melody board (a board with music notes on it; mine is on the same
    screen as the post office.  I'm not sure if it's the same for every village).
    Stand in front of it and press A, and you'll be able to change the song.  Check
    out T. Cromis's FAQ on town lyrics for dozens of different tunes that you can
    Q. How do I plant fruit trees?
    A. Dig a hole.  Stand in front of the hole and access your item screen.  Click
    on the fruit that you want to grow on the tree and select "bury".  Make sure
    you do not continouly run over this sapling, or it will die.  Also make sure
    you plant it where there is plenty of sunlight.
    Q. What's a pitfall?
    A. Bury this item and push one of your villagers over it.  This game is simply
    a practical joke.
    Q. What is the respawning time of fruit?
    A. Three days.
    C. Advanced Gameplay Issues
    Q: Why can't I catch (insert species of insect or fish here)?
    A: Certain fish and insects can only be caught during some parts of the year,
    and some can only be caught in certain places. For example, you can only catch
    salmon in September. For a chart showing when certain
    fish are available, check out Deflux's fishing FAQ:
    For an insect guide, check out the one at Animal Crossing Online:
    Q: What are golden tools?
    A: A golden tool is simply that, a golden version of the axe, fishing pole,
    shovel or bug catching net.  The Golden Axe cannot be broken, and can chop down
    all trees, etc. When using the golden shovel you become more likely to dig up
    better items and larger sums of money from the 'glowing spots'. These golden
    tools are not tradeable.
    Q: How do I get golden tools?
    A: Here is how you get each golden tool:
    To get the golden axe, you will need to have the village in perfect condition
    for the first 2 weeks you are there. After the perfect 2 weeks are done you
    will get the golden axe as a present.  Please see elumelum's "Perfect Town
    Guide" for more information about keeping your town in perfect condition:
    To get the golden bug net, catch one of every kind of bug.
    You can earn a Golden Fishing Pole by catching at least one of each fish.
    To get the Golden Shovel find a "glowing spot" and bury a normal shovel in the
    hole you dig. A golden sapling will appear. After it has matured you will have
    a Golden Shovel.
    Q: Why can't I trade (insert item name here)?
    A: Certain items cannot be traded. Here is a list of them:
    Autumn Medal
    Bottled Ship
    Chinese Lion/Lioness*
    Fishing Bear*
    Golden Tools
    House Model
    Junk Items (Old book, tire, and can)
    Lady Liberty/Statue of Liberty*
    Leaning Tower of Pisa*
    Manor Model
    Manekin Pis*
    Mermaid Statue*
    Money Bags
    Mouth of Truth*
    P.O. Model
    Piggy Bank
    Plate Armor*
    Rare NES games
    Shogi Piece
    Spring Medal
    Stone Coin*
    Tiger Bobblehead*
    Tokyo Tower*
    Tower of Pisa*
    Tribal Mask*
    *Gulliver Items
    **New Axes can be traded, but once an axe is used it can no longer be traded.
    Q. Why does my character have a sun tan?
    A. If you spend an excessive amount of time on Animal Island without an
    umbrella, your character will tan and sometimes burn!
    Q. How do I get rid of a tan and/or burn?
    A. It fades away within a day or two.  If you like your character with a tan,
    make sure to visit animal island at least once a day for approximately twenty
    D. NES Game Questions
    Q: Doesn't the game come with 2 NES games as a present? Where are they?
    A: To get the NES games, you must be using the included Memory Card. After the
    first time you save, a letter will appear in your mailbox from Nintendo. It has
    a grab bag attached to it. Select the letter and choose the present option to
    carry it to your inventory. Next, open the grab bag. It will contain two
    randomly selected NES games and a song.  Only the first person to use a memory
    card may receive the NES game.  Subsequent players cannot receive a grab bag.
    Q: How do I play NES games?
    A: To play NES games, go into your house and drop them. Then press the A button
    when facing the front of them to play the game.
    Q: What NES games are in Animal Crossing?
    A: The following games are in Animal Crossing:
    Common Games:
    Balloon Fight
    Donkey Kong
    Donkey Kong Jr. Math
    Clu Clu land
    Rare games:
    Clu Clu Land D
    Donkey Kong Jr.
    Donkey Kong 3
    Wario's Woods
    Q: All of these NES games are cluttering up my house! Can I combine them to one
    A: No, unfortunately each NES game is its own separate item. I think it would
    have been better if they were like the stereo and songs (one stereo, the songs
    can go in the stereo's library), but oh well. I suggest putting your NES games
    in the basement, or making a separate section in your house dedicated to them.
    E. Accessory Questions
    Q: How can I download the texture-creating program to the GBA?
    A: Go to the Able Sisters shop. When you talk to them, choose "other things",
    and choose the option to download the program.
    Q: How can I get to the island?
    A: To get to the island, connect the Game Boy Advance and turn it on. Go to the
    screen with the dock, and a turtle will be there. Talk to him to go to the
    island. If it's your first time, you can choose a name for it.
    Q: What's the point of the island?
    A: Well, there's a villager there that you can talk to. There's also an empty
    house that you can store items in. Coconuts grow here, and it's summer all year
    round. So when it's winter in your village, you could come here to catch some
    bugs or get fruit from trees. Plus, it's an easy way to make money. Just
    choose to download the island to the GBA when you leave. You can give the
    island villager fruits and she'll spit money out. It's also the only way to get
    Wario's Woods.
    Q: How do I get the floating items in the GBA island?
    A: To get them, you must leave a bug catching net on the island when you leave
    (on the GCN). You can then instruct the villager to pick it up. He/She will
    swing at the item if he/ she gets near it.
    Q: He/She grabbed the item, but he/ she kept it! How do I get it back?
    A: To get the item out of the villager, just give it a fruit and it will
    usually drop the item it caught. If not, try giving it the shovel and it might
    bury the item.
    Q: So the villager can use the shovel and the bug catching net. Anything else?
    A: Yes, the villager can use the fishing rod to fish for items. Use the above
    methods to get the items from it once it catches them. It can also use the axe,
    but it's pointless unless you want it to randomly ruin your carefully planted
    Q: I give the villager fruits, but he/ she's not giving me money!
    A: The villager has a randomly selected favorite fruit and a randomly selected
    hated fruit. If you feed it it's hated fruit, it will stop giving you money all
    Q: What increments do the money bags come in?
    A: The villager can drop 100, 1000, 10 000, and 30 000 bell bags of money.
    Q: Why doesn't the villager give me large sums of money? How can I get bags of
       30,000 bells?
    A: To get the larger sums of money, feed it exotic (not coconuts) fruit.
    Q: How do I download NES games to the GBA?
    A: When you go to play a NES game, choose 'advance play'. You'll be able to
    download it to the GBA (assuming it's connected, turned on, and doesn't have
    another program loaded).
    Q: How do I scan Animal Crossing e-Cards?
    A: Go to the post office. There is a machine there called the 'eTM'. Make sure
    the e-Reader and GBA are connected properly. Walk up to it and press A. Follow
    the on-screen instructions.
    Q: How do I use town melodies on e-Cards?
    A: Go to the melody board in your town, and select it. When you're on the
    screen that lets you change the song, press the R button and follow the
    F. Resources
    Official Animal Crossing Site - http://www.animal-crossing.com/index.jsp
    Fan Sites:
    Animal Crossing Ahead - http://www.animalxing.com/
    Animal Crossing Online - http://aco.e-zelda.com/
    The Animal Crossing - http://www.the-animal-crossing.com/
    Jeffrey Web - http://www.jeffreyweb.com/
    XIX. Secrets/Tips and Tricks
    Golden Objects
    You have four main tools in this game: an axe, shovel, net, and fishing pole. 
    There are golden versions of these items, which increase your chances of
    finding better items/fish/insects in the cases of the fishing pole, shovel, and
    net, and the axe chops down a tree in one swipe.  Here is how you get these
    golden items.
    Axe - Keep your town in perfect condition for the first two weeks.
    Fishing Pole - Catch every fish.
    Net - Catch every bug.
    Shovel - Bury a second shovel in a glowing spot.
    Universal Codes
    There are a number of passwords out there that allow ANYONE to get a free item.
     There are a number of ways to receive these items, which are outlined below.
    Tom Nook - Go to Nook, and select "Other Things" then "Say Code".  Now enter
    the code.
    Villager - Send any villager a letter.  On the first line should be the key
    symbol, and the second and third lines should contain the code.  That villager
    will reply a few days later with your item attached.
    Backpack Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Barber's Pole Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Big Festive Tree Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Blue Clock Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Blue Corner Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Bonfire Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Boxing Barricade Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Boxing Mat Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Cabana Bed Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Cabana Screen Code:
    Tell: Villager
    Cabin Dresser Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Cello Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Classic Chair Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Classic Sofa Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Coin Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Cosmos Model 2 Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Cosmos Model 3 Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Desert Cactus:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Detour Arrow Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Draceana Code:
    Tell: Villager
    Ebony Piano Code:
    Tell: Villager
    Ebony Piano Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Fan Fan Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Folding Chair Code:
    Garbage Can Code:
    Tell: Villager
    Golden Stereo Code:
    Tell: Any Villager
    Green Drum Code
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Handcart Code:
    Tell: Villager
    Hand Cart Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Harp Code:
    Tell: Villager
    Harmonoid Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Harvest Bureau Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Harvest Dresser Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Howloid Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Imperial KK Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Iron Frame Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Jack-o'-Lantern Code:
    Tell: Villager
    Jack-o'-Lantern Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Jingle Dresser Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Jingle Table Code:
    Tell:Tom Nook
    Kayak Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    K.K. Condor Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    K. K. "I Love you" Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    K.K. "Only Me" Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    KK Rock Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    K.K. Steppe Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Koopa Shell Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Lawn Mower Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Lovely Kitchen Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Mega Buzziod Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Mega Lullaloid Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Mega Quazoid Code:
    Tell: Villager
    Metatoid Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Mega Drilloid Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Mini Sproid Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Mini Warbloid Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Modern Desk Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Modern Lamp Code:
    Tell: Villager
    Neutral Corner Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Oboid Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Papa Bear Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Pear Wardrobe Code:
    Tell: Villager
    Propane Stove Code:
    Tell: Any Villager
    Propane Stove Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Question Block Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Quince Bonsai Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Rockin’ K.K. Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Ruby-Econo Chair Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Regal Lamp Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Regal Sofa Code:
    Tell:Tom Nook
    Retro Stereo Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Retro TV Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Sleeping Bag Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Slim Quazoid:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Space Heater Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Speed Bag Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Spooky Clock Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Spooky Table Code:
    Tell: Villager
    Spooky Vanity Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Sprinkler Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Starman Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Strumbloid Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Tall Puffoid Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Tall Nebuloid Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Tea Set Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Tent Model Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Wagon Wheel Code:
    Tell:Tom Nook
    Watermelon Table Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Warbloid Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Weight Bench Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Yellow Pinwheel Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Yuki Figurine Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Squelchoid Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Pansy Model 1 Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    Chowder Code:
    Tell: Tom Nook
    (Thanks to BLINK7441 at http://acblink.cjb.net/ for these!)
    D.K. Junior (NES Game)
    Go to http://www.animal-crossing.com/news.jsp and click on the banner with the
    flash animation until a window pops up.  Then type in your information and
    you'll receive a code for D.K. Junior.
    D.K. Junior (NES Game)
    Go to http://www.animal-crossing.com/travel.jsp and click on the banner with
    Pelly and Pete until a window pops up.  Then type in your information and
    you'll receive a code for D.K. Junior.
    Soccer (NES Game)
    Go to http://www.animal-crossing.com/play.jsp and click on the flash animation
    at the top of the page until a window pops up.  Then type in your information
    and you'll receive a code for Soccer.
    If you should be credited for these above codes (and already aren't in Section
    X), e-mail me and tell me. Inside the e-mail please include the link to the
    original thread that you made giving out these codes.  If everything checks
    out, I will credit you for these codes.
    K.K. Secrets
    -The Songs "I love You", "K.K. Song", and "Two Days Ago" must be requested via
    the game's keyboard.
    -Talk to K.K. Slider at exactly 8:45 P.M., and you will see Mr. Resetti in the
    -Talk to K.K. Slider with full pockets and you will hear a song but not receive
    HRA Awards
    The HRA gives you two awards once your house receives so many points.  These
    are rare items, and cannot be
    traded or bought again, so store them away somehwere or even flaunt them if you
    70,000  - House Model
    100,000 - Manor Model
    Savings Account Awards
    Once you pay off your final debt to Tom Nook, you can open up a savings account
    at the Post Office.  Once you deposit certain amounts of money, you receive
    gifts.  There are three gifts, which are listed below:
    1,000,000 Bells   - Tissues
    10,000,000 Bells  - Piggy Bank
    100,000,000 Bells - Mail Box
    999,999,999 Bells - P.O. Model
    Undocumented Controls
    The X button can be used to select multiple items on the item screen and the
    save mail screen at the post office.  You can sell or drop many items at the
    same time from the item screen or swap many items into a mail panel all at
    once.  A green ring appears around each item.  Tap one of the selected items
    with the A button to do something with them all.
    The L and R buttons can be used to run without holding down the B button (got
    this one from the fishing FAQ).  It doesn't cause you to pick up items on the
    ground either.
    The C stick can be used to navigate in the item screen and in menu choices
    (talking to residents, etc.).  It's clumsy switching from stick to A/B button
    with your thumb but useful when you're eating or something.
    The B button can be used as a general 'no' answer to most, but not all, menus. 
    Hitting it also speeds up the text, making faster to go through long annoying
    speeches like Rover's babble on the train.
    XX. Contacting Me
    I receive dozens of e-mails about this guide daily.  I answer virtually all of
    them, but I don't have the time to get to every single one.  In order to save
    myself some time and effort, I have made this section to tell you the do's and
    don't of e-mailing me about this guide.
    The first thing you must do is include the words "Animal Crossing" in the
    subject.  I have writen many other guides, and unless you tell me what game you
    are talking about, I may not be able to answer your question.  If you are
    asking a question, make sure it is not in this guide.  If I have already
    answered your question in this guide, your e-mail will simply be ignored.
    If you are notifying me about a mistake, please tell me what section the
    mistake is in, exactly what is wrong with it, and how to fix it (save me some
    time).  Mistakes apply to both the game and spelling and grammatical errors.  I
    cannot run spell check through my guides because there are too many names,
    places, and items that the word processor does not understand, and thus it may
    take me a half hour to do that.
    I do realize that I have my instant messenger name on my profile in the boards.
     Please do not IM me about game questions, compliments, or mistakes.  Please do
    that for e-mail.  I have my instant messaging name on my profile so other
    authors can contact me as well as people whose questions I have answered via
    the boards.  I do not like to warn people, but if you bug me without any sign
    of stop, I'm afraid I might do that.  I check my e-mail multiple times per day,
    so there really is no reason why you cannot just e-mail me instead.
    NOTE TO PEOPLE WHO WANT TO E-MAIL ME INFORMATION: Make sure your information is
    accurate.  If you have a fact that is conflicting with the ones I have, then
    provide URLs with your e-mail that proves your point.  If you simply e-mail me
    with a bunch of uncited material, I will have no choice but to ignore you. 
    Multiple e-mails of such as fashion from you will earn you a place on my
    all-exclusive block list.  I really want to share as much information with
    everyone as I can, so please don't take advantage of this.
    IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A REPLY TO A QUESTION, then you most likely asked me a
    question that can be answered in this guide.  Remember that your browser has a
    "Find" feature that you can use to quickly scan through this guide.  Use it.
    My e-mail address again is NOA4EVER@HOTMAIL.COM.
    XXI. Credits
    -HUGE thanks to the Nintendo Database at HTTP://WWW.PLANETNINTENDO.COM/NINDB
    -HUGE thanks to the Prima Guide that gave all of the HRA info.  Go buy one of
    those today.  It's great!
    -HUGE thanks to BLINK7441 for creating the term "Universal Codes" and creating
    and maintaining a thread at the GameFAQs forum where most of the codes in this
    FAQ came from
    -The people who posted how to get the Golden Items on the Animal Crossing Codes
    and Secrets page on GameFAQs.com.
    -brfletcher for making the great FAQ at the end of this guide, and allowing me
    to use it!
    -EGM (egm.gamers.com) for posting the Animal Island Fruit Trick, and the
    Savings Account Awards.
    -Ixbalam for the undocumented controls, find out when Saharah stops doubling
    her prices, correcting me about trading the axe, and finding a new Gulliver
    -Cactusjack1999 for the Handcart Code.
    -cla for the Jingle Dresser Code.
    -ZackEshna for the K.K. Rock Code.
    -shadow the great for all of the visitor's items.
    -Githon for the K.K. Slider Songs.
    -Pikachu 4 President for posting the fish, bug, and shell prices at the
    GameFAQs forums.
    -GameFAQS Game Pages for the Japanese release dates of the NES games.
    -Everyone who read this guide and learned something from it.
    XXII. Previous Updates
    3.5 - Thanks again to BLINK7441 and his new Animal Crossing Universal Codes
    website (http://acblink.cjb.net/), I have updated the Universal Codes and now
    that part of the Secrets section is larger than ever.  Wisp was added to
    Visitors section.  In the coming days look forward to an NES section and a HUGE
    update on the Islander section.
    3.0 - eCard Reader section added, FAQ and Universal Codes updated.  Please,
    please, please read the FAQ before e-mailing me with a question.  I receive
    several questions per day that can be answered straight from the FAQ.  Use the
    "Find" feature in your browser if you're feeling impatient.  Remember that I do
    not reply to e-mails whose questions are answered in here, or whose contents
    are unclear.  The one kind of e-mail I am looking forward to currently are the
    ones that contain Universal Codes.  I do not have the time to hunt all of these
    things down myself, so if anyone out there would e-mail me Universal Codes that
    I do not already have and properly cite them, I would very much appreciate it.
    2.5 - I added a list of every item you can buy from the visitors.  Thanks to
    shadow the great for this information!
    2.3 - Thanks to an e-mail from BLINK7441, I have a completey revamped and
    credited Universal Codes section.  Updated the "Contacting Me" section.  I've
    been extremely budy lately, so I have had time to make any worthwhile updates,
    but next weekend I'll really start finishing up this guide.
    2.1 - First I'd like to thank everyone for all of the e-mails I have received. 
    I really am glad this guide is helping you out.  Please check the "Contacting
    Me" section (XV) for more information on e-mailing me.  In this minor update, I
    have added the section just mentioned, as well as reformatted some of the text.
     Word Wrap made unneeded line blanks in many arbitrary spots, and I manually
    fixed those so this guide is easier to read.  Look for two new sections to be
    added within the next several days, NES Games, and E-Reader Cards.
    2.0 - Added fishing and bug catching section.  Made a few changes to FAQ. 
    Added a Gold Stereo to the Universal Codes.  Undocumented controls added to
    section XIV.
    1.6 - Added Savings Account and HRA Awards.  Added Wendell and Gulliver to the
    Visitors section.  HRA
    Section added.  Items that cannot be traded have been updated.
    1.5 - Sections for Part II added.  K.K. Slider, Visitors sections added. 
    Universal Codes were updated.
    FAQ Updated.
    1.0 - The initial guide is finished.  Fine tuning of its content will come
    within the next several days!
    Thanks for reading everyone.  I hope this guide helped you in Animal Crossing!
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